Freely available primary sources

These growing collections are contributed by institutions around the world, selected for their value to researchers. They are freely available, span a wide range of subjects, and are discoverable alongside related materials.

Licensed primary sources

JSTOR offers millions of primary sources across collections that support research and teaching in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Using primary sources for teaching

We cover ways to discover, browse, and best utilize primary sources and tools on JSTOR for your teaching and research.

Primary sources in JSTOR Daily

JSTOR Daily, our free online magazine, provides highlights of Primary Sources, Open Community Collections, and Artstor Public Collections on JSTOR, helping instructors and researchers to begin exploring and engaging with content in these collections.